Semicolonectomy

We all know its function: to separate parts of a sentence “that need a more distinct break than a comma can signal, but that are too closely connected to be made into separate sentences.”  Kurt Vonnegut though wanted to eschew them … Continue reading

Covering Kafka

Random House has released a new set of paperbacks for Franz Kafka’s great works.  They have some great cover designs by  Peter Mendelsund.   Mendelsund employs brilliant colour schemes and a font designed out of Kakfa’s own handwriting.  Finnish graphic … Continue reading

Man Booker Dozen 2008

The list is in: Aravind Adiga              The White Tiger Gaynor Arnold             Girl in a Blue Dress Sebastian Barry           The Secret Scripture John Berger                 From A to X Michelle de Kretser      The Lost Dog Amitav Ghosh              Sea of Poppies Linda Grant                 The Clothes on Their … Continue reading